An introduction to Afro-Cuban rhythms, including the history, traditional instruments and basic styles of Afro-Cuban music. The book explores the complexities of these various styles in a simple, understandable way. The companion audio is invaluable to anyone interested in adapting these rhythms to the drumset.
Learn the rhythms and techniques of Latin music with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Includes instruction for congas, bongos, timbales, bass, piano and other instruments in the following styles: Mambo, Chachachá, Merengué and Afro-Cuban. 53 minutes.
The second edition of the best-selling original Groove Essentials features a book and CD package with 53 brand new grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players. Students will learn the difference between ghost and grace notes (while being encouraged to experiment with both in all six groove “families”) as well as important “go-to” grooves, like the Train and Bo-Diddley beats. For more advanced players and professionals, GE 2.0 introduces the concepts of groove construction, interpretation and manipulation- training drummers to think like musicians in order to maximize their full potential. The companion play-Along book and CD contain over 90 tracks, including every song from the DVD in their full-length versions, minus the drums; allowing drummers to expand their skills by playing any of the grooves with a band and recording themselves on audio or video (optional) to help facilitate the learning process. These tracks also supply a variety of fill-in and soloing opportunities to challenge advanced players. In addition, the book features Igoe’s extended “global tours” that will test even the most seasoned professional’s chops, creativity and stamina and, as a “first of its kind” bonus, there is a full-length orchestral play-along track designed to provide a taste of playing in a full orchestra, complete with multiple moving tempos, dynamics and feels!
Tommy Igoe brings his 25 years of teaching and playing experience to bear, creating the first DVD for beginner drummers! He takes you on a journey that starts with taking a brand new drum set out of the box and gets you started making music right away. Setting Up Your Drums! (Part 1) is dedicated to understanding your new drums. All of your drums and hardware, along with Tommy’s unique “Power Square” concept, are covered in detail. Start Playing! (Part 2) will get you playing and having fun right away. Tommy takes you through the basics of how to hold your sticks and how to use your pedals. He even brings out some young students to help demonstrate some great grooves and fills that you can play right away. Special DVD Features allow you to select Tommy playing each of the grooves super slowly so you can really take your time to work everything out. Play-along versions of each one are included, so that you can start jamming and making music right away! 140 minutes.
A complete method for learning to play lead steel drum. World-renowned steel drum artist Othello Molineaux has developed a concise method for the novice or experienced musician. Perfect for individual study or classroom use, this method comes complete with an accompaniment CD and a full-size practice poster.
The most comprehensive method for keyboard percussion ever written. A complete course of 50 lessons including ragtime, improvising, blues and exercises for individual hand development.
This is an updated version of the famous Saul Goodman Modern Method for Tympani. Roland Kohloff was the Fundamentals Editor, and Gary Werdesheim was the Music Editor, under the direction of Anthony J. Cirone. Many pages were re-engraved and many photographs have been re-done. This edition will continue the legacy of Saul Goodman as teacher and mentor to generations of percussion students, teachers, and performers.
From the ears, eyes, and hands of renowned percussionist and educator Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Life on Drums is a striking examination of the drummer’s art, captivatingly rendered with cinematic grace and intrigue. Equally relevant to newcomers as it is to experienced musicians, this DVD combines candid, wide-ranging conversations with Martin’s first drum teacher, Allen Herman, and beautifully filmed performances of Martin’s compositions for percussion ensemble and improvised trap set solos and duets. The film’s distinct elements work together to impart a refreshing approach to instruction that prizes the creative and the intuitive over the merely technical. The resulting film fiery and passionate yet practical and insightful is a riveting extension of Martin’s open-ended approach to percussion, improvisation, and music.
The “Goldenberg book” has been used by generations of orchestral mallet players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for keyboard percussion instruments. This edition, edited by Tony Cirone, includes phrasings that were inherent in the music but not specifically written out. Stickings are also addressed: the original stickings are in uppercase letters, and the added stickings are in lowercase. This book is the primary source for keyboard percussion players to learn technique and orchestral repertoire.
The “Goldenberg Book” has been used by generations of orchestral snare drum players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for snare drum and all of the instruments of the percussion family. This edition, edited by Tony Cirone, includes phrasings and stickings along with re-engraved etudes. This book is the primary source for percussionists to learn proper technique and important orchestral repertoire.
The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “Father of Jazz Independence,” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim’s teaching techniques like no other.
This book contains complete, authentic drum notation and play-along tracks to eight Led Zeppelin classics. There are two versions of every song on the included CDs: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track (without drums) so you can play along. When you use the CDs in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone N Tempo) Changer lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between full instrumental and accompaniment tracks. Titles: Achilles Last Stand
* All My Love
* Nobodys Fault But Mine
* Over the Hills and Far Away
* The Song Remains the Same
* Stairway to Heaven
* Trampled Under Foot.